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early." the show that went deaf last nigh night. >> how was it? your kids like it, huh? >> it was -- i'm still stupfied at what i saw last night. i can't hear anything. i'm sorry. it's amazing. i might not be able to hear you today. >> that would be great, wouldn't it? >> actually. thanks for being up with us this morning. we have a lot to talk about this tuesday, december 4th including new speculation on secretary of state hillary clinton's next move. she could become america's next great mayor? and also, new psychiatric manual defines binge eating as a mental illness. we'll bring ut details. first, let's get the news live at 5:30 a.m. by our partially deaf news anchor here. >> with 27 days to go for negotiating until a year end deadline, the white house is wasting no time rejecting the
republicans' fiscal cliff counter offer on tax reforms and spending cuts. the gop plan consists of $2.2 trillion in saving officials a decade including raging the age for medicare from 65 to 67 and lowering the cost of living increases for social security benefits. they also propose overhauling the tax code to generate $800 billion in new revenue but without raising taxes on the wealthy. frn in a letter to the president, republicans attempted to sell the offer as the erskine bowles plan, comparing it to the same offer he drew up last year. >> i think he'd disagree. >> the co-chair of obama's deficit commission, but yesterday mr. bowles flatly rejected that connection. meanwhile, the white house is turning to campaign style messaging as a reminder of whose tax plan was chosen in the court of public opinion on election day. >> under my plan, first of all, 98% of folks who make less than 250,000, you wouldn't see your
income taxes go up a single dime. all right? because you're the ones who need relief. but we're not going to be able to get it done unless we also ask the wealthiest households to pay higher taxes on their income officials $250,000. the same rate we had when bill clinton was president and our economy kree aed nearly 23 million new jobs. >> and there are reports that republicans are considering a doomsday plan should talks break down. according to senior republican sources the gop would allow a vote on extending bush tax cuts for the middle class and nothing more. under one variation of this plan, house republicans would vote present on the bill to voice their disapproval but still allowing it to pass entirely on democratic votes. with hillary clinton wrapping up her final trip abroad as secretary of state, president obama is expected to announce his pick to replace her at the state department as early as this week. the white house says no decision
has been made. but u.n. ambassador susan rice and john kerry are rumored to be the top choices. senator john mccain, one of rice's most outspoken republican critics has been a long time friend of kerries in the senate and there was a light moment between the two at a press conference yesterday. >> i would hope our colleagues would leap at the opportunity to do that. senator mccain? >> thank you very much, mr. secretary. >> thank you very much, mr. president. this is what happens when you get two losers up here, folks. >> meanwhile, reports say the president is considering anna wintor, the editor in chief to "vogue" to be the ambassador to the uk or france. she was the biggest bundlers raising more than $500,000 for
the obama campaign. that's now your top news. you know what? >> i'm trying to breathe in and absorb the last story. all right. there is a new voice joining the immigration debate with hispanic voters overwhelmingly siding with president obama for the second straight election. the trio of latino mega donors including eva longoria are launching a new group aimed at mobilizing that energy and enthusiasm. the primary focus is to grow a strong social media presence and help the white house in passing comprehensive immigration reform. they see this has a chance to work with republicans who may be wobbling after losing a second straight presidential loss. the secretary of state is denying she is running for president for 2016 insisting she just needs time off. michael bloomberg has another idea. according to "the new york times," blook called clinton to encourage her to run for mayor
in 2013. the call reportedly took place months ago and hillary said thanks but no thanks. this comes as a recent headline from the new yorker editor david riddick declared hillary is running. he reads that conclusion after witnessing secretary clinton as a main speaker at a conference in washington this weekend where he says a slickly produced film on her political career ran like an international endorsement four years in advance of the iowa caucus. >> okay. new jersey governor chris christie is asking for 100% reimbursement from the federal government for the costs of emergency response the state faced in the wake of hurricane sandy. christie said in a letter to fema that the economic damage in his state could top $40 billion. he also plans to couple to washington to press his case later this week. both christie and new york governor andrew cuomo are asking for full compensation for their state's efforts. the white house is also expected
to ask for more money. and just one month after the election, mitt romney is returning to the business world. the former republican presidential nominee rejoined the board of the u.s. hotel company marriott international. romney served on the marriott board for over a decade stepping down in 2002 before becoming governor of massachusetts and again in 2011 when he launched his second presidential bid. the romney and marriott families have been close friends for generations. romney even named jay, willard marriott, the founder of the company. and returning to health news now. you'll be interested in this. bifrpg eating disorders is being redefined as a mental illness. for the first time in over a decade, the american psychiatric association is updating the manual which is widely accepted as a most important book in the field of mental illness. the new label is expected to create a new market for professionals to treat the condition and apply for insurance reimbursement. they say it's too difficult to
distinguish whether someone is overeating because of depression or anxiety or a separate mental condition altogether. >> no, it's really not. >> i do because it tastes good. also included, asperger's is going to become part of the autistic spectrum. some would fear they would no longer be eligible for special services. >> two interesting health stories. american auto sales have reached their highest level in four years thanks in part to hurricane sandy as many drivers along the east coast raced to the dealers to replace damaged cars. with us now from london to take an early look at the markets, cnbc's steve sedgwick. good morning. >> very good morning. this is really good news. we expected something along the lines. for so long now americans have not been replacing their cars. the average age of an automobile in the united states is 11 years
old. the old is 20% or somewhere in the region of 16 years old. the replacement cycle seems to have started. that led to great news in november topping 15.5 million car sales in the month of november it was 1.14 million cars sold. a little bit of that was the replacement of cars from superstorm sandy. that is really good news there for the auto sector. the markets have been down lately. we had average to poor manufacturing data out of the u.s. in the last 24 hours as well. also keep an eye on the big accounting companies as well. the sec is taking aim at them allegedly haven't handed over the documents that the sec wants to see in relation to chinese companies listing in canada and the united states when those companies listed very often they performed really badly amid accounting issues as well. the sec taking aim at the accountants. >> all right, steve. >> actually, the london markets today are going to be crazy. when you talk to steve about that. >> out of hand. >> a lot of big news going on over there. >> yeah.
i'm sort of -- >> popping, explode. >> i don't know how i feel about reporting on these things. >> then let me do it. it's official, kate middleton, the duchess of cambridge is pregnant. they went public with the news yesterday earlier than they wanted to because kate was admitted to the hospital with a serious case of morning sickness. the duchess is not yet 12 weeks pregnant. the palace expects her to stay there for several days. news of the pregnancy drew attention from all over the world with the #royalbaby. the couple's first child will be third in line to the throne after william regardless of its gender. steve, i mean come on. london markets going to be going crazy today, right? >> i think they are. i think there are ramifications for the whole british economy. we've had an amazing year as well. we've had the jubilee and the olympics and now we're going to have a royal baby. now is the name game. hot money is on elizabeth. the problem is i'm not sure what
it will be if it's a boy. >> okay. >> king steve. >> "way too early" is the name of the show. it's also the concept for the story. thank you very much. as always, let us know why you're awake. >> i think steve will be a great name. >> let's not talk about it until she's ready. shoot us an e-mail or tweet us and let us know why you're awake this early. we'll read the best responses later in the show. still ahead on "way too early," the nfc east just got interesting. rg-3 and the redskins pull off a close win against their rivals, the new york giants. full highlights next in sports. plus, jon stewart is fed up with gridlock in washington. we'll show you his hilarious take on filibuster rules. and we'll check the weather because we have to. it's part of his contract. i'm done!
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talk about that. >> what are you talking about? you took it off the rail. >> i did. i'm sorry. i can't hear anything. i still hear screaming girls. >> was it exciting? >> i was out at midnight. >> you did the concert? >> i did the concert, yes, i did. it was the screaming was so loud literally my ears popped and hurt and still hurt. i still -- >> what was worse 3 1/2 hours of joe or the concert? >> boy. >> six one half dozen the other. a local chefk yock of your weat from bill karins. >> that's a brain teaser. >> good morning, everyone. we're continuing to watch this incredibly warm unbelievable weather pattern throughout the eastern half of the country. it continues today. if you can get the lunch out doors or anything this afternoon, enjoy it while it lasts. the cool air is going to come into the middle of the country. it's still at this hour ridiculously warm from texas northward. yesterday we were 70 degrees in chicago in december. we do have a few showers out
there this morning. it's really not too bad. have the umbrella, st. louis looks like indianapolis and detroit. even new york city over the next hour and a half. a little light area of showers is going to roll through. but look at this afternoon. 73 on the mall in washington, d.c. it's going to be 63 in new york. 70 in atlanta. it's not like it's frigid behind this either. it's still going to be pretty mild. the east coast tomorrow slightly cooler. but by december standards, still unbelievably warm map. joe and meeka, there is no cold air coming our way. there is no sign of any snowstorms either. this is going to continue it looks like for another week. >> i'll take it. thank you. >> fantastic. thanks a lot. greatly appreciate it. now, mica, let's go to sports. last night i cannot believe you are such an nfl fan while you're watching one direction you are also watching monday night football. >> i watched it on the big screen. >> did you really? >> yeah. >> that's not right. robert griffin iii making his monday night football debu.
rg-3 finds running room along the leave side. he's got the first down and much more. but as he goes down, the ball pops loose right into the waiting arms of josh morgan who takes it in for a touchdown to give the redskins an early lead. still 7-3. redskins late in the second quarter, eli manning finds his receiver. the giants take a 13-10 lead halftime. fourth quarter now. griffin rolls right to his right and fires a bullet to pierre garsong for the touchdown. that is the game winner. the redskins beat the giants. first win over the giants on monday night football since 1985. rg-3 finished with 235 total yards and a touchdown and the redskins who were 5-11 last season are now 6-6. one game behind the giants for the nfc east lead. >> bill karins, if you were a
giants fan, get used to what you saw last night. the giants are going to be fighting it out in the nfc east with the redskins. >> yeah, but eli, i don't bet against eli this time of year. >> don't bet against eli. but i tell you what, he always has three or four games where he gives a headline writers for "the new york post" something to do and then comes back and wins super bowls. >> i'm going to go to more news from the nfl and give something they really wament. -- want. michael vick announced they're going to go with the rookie at quarterback for the first time in the season. vick struggled before being side lined with a concussion earlier this season scoring just 12 touchdowns against 9 interceptions and 10 fumbles. last year the vick handed vick a six year, $100 million contract that included $35.5 million in guaranteed money. vick's salary for the 2012 season is just under $14 million making him the eighth highest paid player in the league. and college football now, three
players are going to be making the trip to new york's downtown athletic club in hopes of winning college football's most prestigious individual honor. we start, of course with, johnny football, texas a&m quarterback johnny manziel and notre dame's linebacker t'eo and collin kline were named. manziel will be the first freshman to win the heisman trophy. that would be very exciting. >> that's very nice. >> so let's move on now to the next story if we can. >> we have the red sox. >> you want the red sox story? >> i don't really want to talk about -- let's talk about a-rod? do you want to? >> yeah. >> he's hurt. >> yeah. >> on to baseball now. alex rodriguez is expected to be out for at least the first half of the 2013 season because of another hip injury. they announced that a-rod is going to have surgery in january
to repair a torn muscle. >> it's a bone impingement. >> i know, thank you. >> i hate when it that happens. >> this is the second operation for a-rod since 2009. he should leave manhattan and move to boca. he initially complained about the hip pain during game one of the alcs, the same game he asked a female fan to write her phone number on a baseball and send it back to him. you know, a-rod has five years left and $114 million left on that contract. >> okay. >> isn't that exciting? >> now to red sox news. >> okay. the red sox have been busy at baseball's winter meetings. they agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract with power hitting catcher and first baseman mike napoli. he enjoyed tremendous success at fenway park in his career. hitting .306, 7 home runs and 4 doubles in 62 at bats. the red sox are also reportedly one of eight teams in talks with
the mets about trading for national league cy young winner r.a. dicky. >> coming up at the top of the hour on "morning joe," the white house rejects a republican's fiscal cliff plan before the ink is even dry. we'll talk about where the two sides go from here ahead with mike halpern and john meachum when we come back here. [ emily jo ] derrell comes into starbucks with his wife, danielle, almost every weekend. derrell hasn't been able to visit his mom back east in a long time. [ shirley ] things are sometimes a little tight around the house. i wasn't able to go to the wedding. [ emily jo ] since derrell couldn't get home, we decided to bring home to him
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then i wake up, right? >> right. >> i'm at the top of the four seasons. >> yeah. >> and i wake up and there is one direction and these monkeys that exploded all over the wall. >> that's a problem. >> lewis, what's going on? >> we all know what the senate's filibuster power it is hard to get much done in the chambers. >> wait, wait, i tease a story about hue hefner and you're talking about filibuster? >> we have to. >> what do you got? >> we have senate majority leader harry reid trying -- >> harry reid is not hugh
hefner. >> they don't even look alike. they might be close to the same age though. >> jon stewart thinks there is trouble getting harry reid's bill passed. take a look. >> will is something about this i actually don't understand. if the republicans can filibuster anything the democrats propose, then how can the democrats reform the filibuster without being filibustered? >> democrats have said they won't move forward on any changes before january when the 113th congress begins. at that point, under conditions that only apply on the first day of a new session they could alter the senate rules by a simple majority. >> they're just making. [ beep ] up. what kind of rule is that? we can't do it except on the first day of a new session when ryan is in the house of the rising sun and jupiter and mars and the opposite day in the girl senators get to as the boy senators to the dance. crazy rules like these get in the way. how do you expect anything to get done? >> the senate was not established to be efficient. >> well, mission. [ beep ]
accomplished. >> i like that. >> that was good. okay, i'm sorrsorry. now let's go to hugh hefner. >> it's never too late in life to find the one you love and then marry her. >> call me a romantic. call me a hopeless romantic. >> hugh hefner and crystal harris are heading down the aisle once again. >> young love. >> ew. >> i say good for hef. >> you may remember the 26-year-old pulled the run away bride move five days before their first planned wedding in june of 2011. >> he kept working. >> he kept working. he taught her to be more independent which she said she needed. >> well, that's good much that's good. >> he's helping people. >> you know what? maybe i just love too much. but that story, mica, it brings a tear to my eye. >> how old is he and how old is she? >> he's 86 and she's 26. 60 years, not bad. >> he could be a good mentor. >> that's simply disgusting. i can't even imagine what is going on in her head right now. the mental picture of this is --
>> what do you think? what do you think? >> i'm a hopeless romantic. >> ugh! >> harry met sally? >> i think. so still ahead on "way too early," why are you awake? your texts, tweets and e-mails are straight ahead and a very disgusted mica will be reading them. straight ahead, "morning joe," kids. cles military families face, we understand. at usaa, we know military life is different. we've been there. that's why every bit of financial advice we offer is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings advice. call or visit us online. we're ready to help.
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